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National Chinese Challenge 2018 (Secondary & Primary)

05 January 2018, Friday
Details of the Preliminaries
Primary:
  • Preliminary
    • Date: 24 March (Saturday)
    • Time: 0900 to 0940 hrs
    • Venue: Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • Final
    • Date: 13 April (Friday)
    • Time: 1300 hrs onwards
    • Venue: To be confirmed
 
Secondary:
  • Preliminary
    • Date: 24 March (Saturday)
    • Time: 1030 to 1110 hrs
    • Venue: Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • Semi-Finals and Final
    • Date: 13 April (Friday)
    • Time: 1300 hrs onwards
    • Venue: To be confirmed
 
Objective of Event
  • Create an opportunity for the participants to gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture
  • Motivate the participants to improve their command of the Chinese language
  • Provide a platform for the participants to display their language abilities and interact with other Chinese language learners
 
Organising Committee
This event is jointly organised by Singapore Press Holdings Chinese Media Group and Nanyang Girls’ High School.
 
Rules for Registration
Primary:
  • Eligibility: Participants must be currently at the level of Primary 5 or 6, and between the ages of 10 and 12.
  • Number of Participants: No limit.
 
Secondary:
  • Eligibility: Participants must be currently at the level of Secondary 1 to 5, and between the ages of 13 and 17.
  • Number of Participants: No limit.

 

Registration Deadline
9 March 2018 (Friday)
 
Rules of Competition
Primary:
  • The competition consists of two stages: Preliminary and Final.
  • Final:
    • Four schools with top average scores from the Preliminary round will enter the Final. Each school will form a team of three, with one substitute if necessary, to take part in the Challenge. There must be at least three Singaporeans in the team of four.
 
Secondary:
  • The competition consists of three stages: Preliminaries, Semi-finals and Finals
  • Semi-Finals:
    • 6 schools with the highest average score from the Preliminaries will enter the Semi-Finals
    • Each school will form a team of three, with one substitute if necessary, to enter the Semi-Finals. There must be at least three Singaporeans in the team of four.
    • There will be two rounds of quizzes in the Semi-Finals, and top 4 teams with the highest scores will enter the Finals.
  • Finals: 
    • The 4 schools entering the Finals will each form a team of three, with one substitute if necessary, to take part in the Finals. There must be at least three Singaporeans in the team of four.
 
Format of Competition
Primary:
  • Preliminary:
    • Participants will complete a written quiz individually.
    • The quiz will consist of closed-ended multiple-choice questions.
    • Quiz content will include: English to Chinese Translation; guessing idioms from pictures; and choosing the right word.
  • Semi-Finals and Final:
    • Schools will send in teams of three (with one substitute if necessary) to compete on behalf of the school.
    • The Final will require both spoken and written response.
    • Quiz content will include: pronunciation of words, Chinese literature knowledge
 
Secondary:
  • Preliminary:
    • Participants will complete a written quiz individually.
    • The quiz will consist of closed-ended multiple-choice questions.
    • Quiz content will include: English to Chinese Translation; guessing idioms from pictures; and choosing the right word.
  • Final:
    • Schools will send in teams of three (with one substitute if necessary) to compete on behalf of the school.
    • The Semi-Finals and Final will require both spoken and written response.
    • Quiz content will include: guessing idioms from pictures; pronunciation of words; literature; translation and general knowledge.
 
Judging
Primary:
  • The Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up will be determined by the overall score achieved by the team.
  • Individual Prizes will also be awarded to the top 20 scorers of the Preliminary.
 
Secondary:
  • The Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up will be determined by the overall score achieved by the team.
  • Individual Prizes will also be awarded to the top 30 scorers of the Preliminary.

 

Prizes to be awarded
Primary:
  • Champion
    • $2000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A Champion trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • First Runner-up
    • $1000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A first runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Second Runner-up
    • $500 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A second runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Merit Prize (4th)
    • $200 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Individual Prizes (20 students)
    • $30 cash per student
    • Certificates of Achievement
 
Secondary:
  • Champion
    • $3000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A Champion trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • First Runner-up
    • $2000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A first runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Second Runner-up
    • $1000 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • A second runner-up trophy
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Semi-Finalists (6 Schools)
    • $300 worth of cash & book vouchers
    • Certificates of Achievement
  • Individual Prizes (30 students)
    • $50 cash per student
    • Certificates of Achievement
 
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